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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu sales: Week 41, 2021 - (4th Oct - 10th Oct)

Alistair said:

Happy to say the Switch OLED is sitting on shelves at our local Bestbuy. Not many interested in it. Gamers don't want to spend over $500 CAD for low end mobile hardware? Without a controller? Shocking, I know. Meanwhile if we could only get more PS5s and XBOXs in stock. Maybe they could start by lowering the price in Canada, where the Switch is truly shockingly expensive.

Since you need a controller and the Switch doesn't come with one (and no, the joycons don't count), it is actually cheaper to buy a PS5 than a Switch.

The RRP of the OLED switch is $450 in Canada.

The RRP of the PS5 is $629.99 ($499.99 for digital).

And you might hate the joycons but plenty of people have no issue using them for tv gaming. I think they're fine used detached. I don't use the grip thingie though I think that's trash.

low-end hardware you can make a case for but the rest of your post is... yikes.



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Chrkeller said:
Alistair said:

Happy to say the Switch OLED is sitting on shelves at our local Bestbuy. Not many interested in it. Gamers don't want to spend over $500 CAD for low end mobile hardware? Without a controller? Shocking, I know. Meanwhile if we could only get more PS5s and XBOXs in stock. Maybe they could start by lowering the price in Canada, where the Switch is truly shockingly expensive.

Since you need a controller and the Switch doesn't come with one (and no, the joycons don't count), it is actually cheaper to buy a PS5 than a Switch.

If that were true, buy some and sell online.  Sold out in the states.  Easy money 

Not easy money when they are sitting on our shelves and nobody wants them... I'd have to charge a lot, since the Canadian price is higher than the US one also.



The SwOled sold pretty well considering it came out 2 whole days before the sales charts went up



Zippy6 said:
Alistair said:

Happy to say the Switch OLED is sitting on shelves at our local Bestbuy. Not many interested in it. Gamers don't want to spend over $500 CAD for low end mobile hardware? Without a controller? Shocking, I know. Meanwhile if we could only get more PS5s and XBOXs in stock. Maybe they could start by lowering the price in Canada, where the Switch is truly shockingly expensive.

Since you need a controller and the Switch doesn't come with one (and no, the joycons don't count), it is actually cheaper to buy a PS5 than a Switch.

The RRP of the OLED switch is $450 in Canada.

The RRP of the PS5 is $629.99 ($499.99 for digital).

And you might hate the joycons but plenty of people have no issue using them for tv gaming. I think they're fine used detached. I don't use the grip thingie though I think that's trash.

low-end hardware you can make a case for but the rest of your post is... yikes.

No, nobody uses the joycons if they have a choice. Every person I know with a Switch hates them. Yikes. The Switch costs $450 CAD plus tax which is $504, a ridiculous sum when the SNES was $200 and had two controllers and Super Mario World included. 

Apparently you can't read. I said the PS5 with a real controller vs. Switch with a real controller, which it is. $500 for the PS5 digital, $540 plus tax for the Switch. Everyone wants the PS5 digital, but they can't get one.



Alistair said:
Zippy6 said:

The RRP of the OLED switch is $450 in Canada.

The RRP of the PS5 is $629.99 ($499.99 for digital).

And you might hate the joycons but plenty of people have no issue using them for tv gaming. I think they're fine used detached. I don't use the grip thingie though I think that's trash.

low-end hardware you can make a case for but the rest of your post is... yikes.

No, nobody uses the joycons if they have a choice. Every person I know with a Switch hates them. Yikes. The Switch costs $450 CAD plus tax which is $504, a ridiculous sum when the SNES was $200 and had two controllers and Super Mario World included. 

Apparently you can't read. I said the PS5 plus a controller is cheaper than the Switch, which it is. $500 for the PS5 digital, $540 plus tax for the Switch. Everyone wants the PS5 digital, but they can't get one.

So the most expensive switch costs more than the cheapest PlayStation 5 if you conveniently decide the controllers are worthless garbage. Nice! xD



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Zippy6 said:
Alistair said:

No, nobody uses the joycons if they have a choice. Every person I know with a Switch hates them. Yikes. The Switch costs $450 CAD plus tax which is $504, a ridiculous sum when the SNES was $200 and had two controllers and Super Mario World included. 

Apparently you can't read. I said the PS5 plus a controller is cheaper than the Switch, which it is. $500 for the PS5 digital, $540 plus tax for the Switch. Everyone wants the PS5 digital, but they can't get one.

So the most expensive switch costs more than the cheapest PlayStation 5 if you conveniently decide the controllers are worthless garbage. Nice! xD

It's the consensus, not convenient.



Zippy6 said:
Alistair said:

No, nobody uses the joycons if they have a choice. Every person I know with a Switch hates them. Yikes. The Switch costs $450 CAD plus tax which is $504, a ridiculous sum when the SNES was $200 and had two controllers and Super Mario World included. 

Apparently you can't read. I said the PS5 plus a controller is cheaper than the Switch, which it is. $500 for the PS5 digital, $540 plus tax for the Switch. Everyone wants the PS5 digital, but they can't get one.

So the most expensive switch costs more than the cheapest PlayStation 5 if you conveniently decide the controllers are worthless garbage. Nice! xD

As I've pointed out, so according to this week's sales, home consoles are preferred 2 to 1 vs Switch. But there's a little bubble here at this website where everyone thinks the Switch is popular, when it isn't. This isn't Japan. I see 3 to 1 home consoles over Switches among sales at our store.



A solid first week of sales for the new OLED model pushes 2021 comfortably above 4m YTD and cuts 2020 YTD lead in half. 2021 should take the lead again by week 44, just before the big comparisons start. This year's better holiday lineup (Mario Party Superstars and Pokémon remake) in combination with the OLED model should result in 2021 being Switch's biggest year yet, albeit not by much because I don't think that demand and production levels are high enough to obtain a victory with a significant margin.

It remains possible that 2021 falls short, but either way it's going to be rather close. 6m +/-250k is the range I am expecting at the moment.

Week2020 Weekly2020 Cumulative2021 Weekly2021 CumulativeDifference WeeklyDifference Cumulative
1284.827284.827312.121312.12127.29427.294
2116.301401.128167.596479.71751.29578.589
396.458497.586170.691650.40874.233152.822
467.987565.573110.811761.21942.824195.646
575.922641.495114.170875.38938.248233.894
6100.961741.45688.485963.874-12.476222.418
780.312821.948109.6151.073.48929.303251.541
841.490863.25874.2981.147.78732.808284.529
953.098916.35678.0491.225.83624.951309.480
1050.585967.94189.8271.315.66339.242347.722
1157.2741.025.21572.6101.388.37315.336363.158
12392.5761.417.79189.1041.477.477-303.47259.686
13282.5611.700.352267.4971.744.974-15.06444.622
14154.6401.854.992135.0761.880.050-19.56425.058
1525.3131.880.30596.2591.976.30970.94696.004
1627.8741.908.17994.0572.070.36666.183162.187
17107.1042.015.284105.8332.176.199-1.271160.915
18115.0422.130.326165.2682.341.46750.226211.141
1942.4202.172.74670.7602.412.22728.340239.481
2038.3802.211.12695.4112.507.63857.031296.512
2152.5572.263.68399.1182.606.75646.561343.073
22107.5932.371.27671.1482.677.904-36.445306.628
2368.1922.439.46897.2082.775.11229.016335.644
2455.1872.494.65578.3172.853.42923.130358.774
2578.4282.573.08375.0772.928.506-3.351355.423
2693.7992.666.88272.9513.001.457-20.848334.575
2752.2502.719.13284.4943.085.95132.244366.819
2896.8792.816.01169.2833.155.234-27.596339.223
29113.1972.929.20864.1073.219.341-49.090290.133
30125.2313.054.43969.7383.289.079-55.493234.640
3186.6053.141.04462.8653.351.944-23.740210.900
32173.3383.314.38272.7733.424.717-100.565110.335
33148.6993.463.08189.7323.514.449-58.96751.368
3470.1293.533.21072.5273.586.9762.39853.766
3578.7733.611.98363.2543.650.230-15.51938.247
3677.6113.689.59460.9423.711.172-16.66921.578
3783.9203.773.51467.1143.778.286-16.8064.772
38110.0293.883.54340.0683.818.354-69.961-65.189
3970.5423.954.08546.2973.864.651-24.245-89.434
4091.0934.045.17840.4633.905.114-50.630-140.064
41108.5754.153.753179.8514.084.96571.276-68.788
4295.8524.249.605
4364.7684.314.373
4486.9854.401.358
45139.2004.540.558
46116.2674.656.825
47179.1434.835.968
48145.1784.981.146
49204.6225.185.768
50229.6985.415.466
51263.3045.678.770
52278.1735.956.943


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Alistair said:
Zippy6 said:

So the most expensive switch costs more than the cheapest PlayStation 5 if you conveniently decide the controllers are worthless garbage. Nice! xD

As I've pointed out, so according to this week's sales, home consoles are preferred 2 to 1 vs Switch. But there's a little bubble here at this website where everyone thinks the Switch is popular, when it isn't. This isn't Japan. I see 3 to 1 home consoles over Switches among sales at our store.

Let me get this straight... the Switch "isn't popular" because the PS5,XSX,PS4 and XBO combined outsold it 2:1? Since when did you need to outsell the entire competition to be popular. Switch is already the 7th best selling system of all time, and is forecast to be the 5th best selling system by March. It is popular, and your need for it not to be is funny. How can a system that sold 28 million units last year not be popular.



There is kinda no bubble about it
The switch IS a popular device worldwide.

Seeing switch units on the shelves doesn't mean they aren't selling
All it means is the stores have units in to sell and when one does sell its most likely replaced with another unit from the back instead of having the space just blank

Last edited by Kneetos - on 14 October 2021